Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

first_imgShare via Email Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police Marquez, who appeared on the series from 1994 to 1997, was killed during a welfare check at her home in California Shares1,3291329 Share on Twitter Topics “It’s shocking, it’s really awful,” a neighbor, Mark Swaine, told KABC. “I’m just really saddened by the whole thing. It sounds like a horrible, horrible misunderstanding.”Marquez, who appeared in the films Stand and Deliver and Twenty Bucks, was in the news last year after claiming on Twitter that ER co-star George Clooney played a part in blacklisting her from the industry after she and other ER cast members complained of sexism and racism on the set of the show. “Clooney helped blacklist me when I spoke up abt harassment on ER,” she wrote on Twitter. “Women who don’t play the game lose career. I did.”Clooney denied the allegation. US television US television Last modified on Fri 31 Aug 2018 16.49 EDT … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. California Share on LinkedIn @jhnevins Share on WhatsApp Vanessa Marquez, a former actor on the television show ER, was shot and killed by police during a welfare check at her home in South Pasadena, California.Marquez, 49, played nurse Wendy Goldman on the hit series from 1994 to 1997. Lt Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department told reporters Friday that officers arrived at the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue on Thursday morning, after a call from Marquez’s landlord. According to the South Pasadenan, the lieutenant said Marquez seemed “gravely disabled”. It was reportedly not the first time law enforcement had been called to Marquez’s apartment. When South Pasadena police arrived around noon, Mendoza said Marquez “was undergoing some medical problems, some seizures”. After speaking with an LA county mental health clinician and officers for 90 minutes, “she became very uncooperative”. Then, Mendoza said, she brandished a gun at the officers. The officers opened fire and she was shot in the torso. She later died at the hospital.The firearm was later identified as a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic weapon. Since you’re here… Fri 31 Aug 2018 14.49 EDTcenter_img Share on Facebook US policing Marquez, 49, played nurse Wendy Goldman on ER.Photograph: NBC/NBC via Getty Images Television industry This article is more than 10 months old Share on Messenger news Share on Twitter Share on Facebook This article is more than 10 months old Jake Nevins Share via Email Share on Pinterest Television Support The Guardian Reuse this contentlast_img

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